Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,424
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,100
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 2,568,974

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,424
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,100
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 750
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 2,568,974

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
American Humanist Association United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,123,700

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